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All National Parks in Australia That I’ve Visited (in Photos)

The only regret I have when it comes to traveling is that, when I first started out, I never took high-resolution photos. This is why I don’t really have any useful photos of my nine months in Australia—something that honestly really bothers me. I don’t even have any high-resolution photos of my bike trip to the North Cape, although those photos are definitely of higher quality than the ones I took in Australia. Experience and everything…

Still, though, I’ve seen such amazing places in Australia, places of which I now see pictures on the Internet that make me jealous. I recognize those places, but I don’t have any good photos of my own. It’s kind of frustrating because I still have a lot more to say about my time in Australia, but I can’t back up those stories with my own photos.

But because I still want to share some stuff, I figured that the only way to do that is by using someone’s else photos. So, here’s an overview of all national parks in Australia that I’ve visited, seen through someone else’s lens.

All National Parks in Australia That I’ve Visited

New South Wales

Sydney Harbour National Park

Highlights: the skyline of Sydney, secluded beaches, hiking, picnic areas.

Rotation, Sydney From Up Above

Credit: Benjamin Jakabek

Blue Mountains National Park

Highlights: the Three Sisters, waterfalls, limestone cliffs.

National Parks in Australia: Blue Mountain Rays

Credit: Tim Donnelly

Jervis Bay National Park

Highlights: sandy beaches, picnic areas.

National Parks in Australia: Jervis Bay

Credit: sebastien panouille

Seven Mile Beach National Park

Highlights: extensive sand beaches, the ocean.

Berry & 7 Mile Beach-11

Credit: pixculture

Kosciuszko National Park

Highlights: hiking, Mount Kosciuszko, winter sports.

Rock Outcrop

Credit: Steve Lacy


Alpine National Park

Highlights: winter sports, hiking, fishing.

Mt Feathertop 1, Alpine National Park

Credit: Australian Alps

Grampians National Park

Highlights: hiking, mountain ranges, camping, wildflowers.

Taipan Walls of Mt Stapylton

Credit: ccdoh1

Port Campbell National Park

Highlights: coastal cliffs, the Twelve Apostles.

Twelve Apostles at Dawn

Credit: miquitos

Great Otway National Park

Highlights: wildlife, rainforest, waterfalls, hiking.

Triplet Falls, Victoria

Credit: Christopher Chan

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Highlights: hiking, camping, sunsets and sunrises, beaches, wildlife.

National Parks in Australia: Wilsons Promontory National Park

Credit: Hannah


Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Highlights: mountain ranges, lakes, epic hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting.

Dove Lake

Credit: Craig Gibson

Mount Field National Park

Highlights: the world’s tallest flowering plants, lakes, hiking, waterfalls.

Horseshoe Falls 2 Mt Field National Park

Credit: JJ Harrison

Freycinet National Park

Highlights: Wineglass Bay, gorgeous beaches, wildlife, hiking, camping.

Wineglass Bay

Credit: Tarcio Saraiva

South Australia

Coorong National Park

Highlights: lagoons, birdlife, endless beaches.

National Parks in Australia: Coorong

Credit: Heather

Flinders Ranges National Park

Highlights: Outback, Aboriginal rock art, Wilpena Pound, camping, hiking.

Wilpena Pound - Flinders Ranges National Park

Credit: ccdoh1

Coffin Bay National Park

Highlights: oysters, beaches, surfing, sand dunes.

National Parks in Australia: Coffin Bay

Credit: Stephan Ridgway

Nullarbor National Park

Highlights: the world’s largest single piece of limestone, remote emptiness, road trip.

Terra Nullius

Credit: Charlievdb

Western Australia

Eucla National Park

Highlights: sand dunes, Eucla Telegraph Station ruins, Great Australian Bight.

Old Eucla Telegraph Station

Credit: Chris Fithall

Francois Peron National Park

Highlights: white beaches, red desert, 4-wheel driving, marine life.

Francois Peron NP 06

Credit: Eulinky

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Highlights: caves, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, coastline, forests.

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Credit: Derek A Young

Walpole-Nornalup National Park

Highlights: Valley of the Giants, hiking, the Tree Top Walk.

Treetop Walk Valley of the Giants, Denmark, Western Australia

Credit: Duncan Rawlinson

Kalbarri National Park

Highlights: lookout points, desert canyons and gorges, coastal cliffs.

National Parks in Australia: Kalbarri

Credit: mamatdunet

Nambung National Park

Highlights: the Pinnacles.

The Pinnacles

Credit: Peter Nijenhuis

Before I wrote down these national parks in Australia that I’ve visited, I had no idea I had been to that many of them. Then again, 24 is not really that many, when you take into consideration that there are more than 500 (!) national parks in Australia. I’ve seen less than 5% of them.

I haven’t been to northern Western Australia, for example, nor have I seen the spectacular parks in the Northern Territory or the fabulous coastal parks of Queensland. If I can make it to 50 Australian national parks in my lifetime, I think that would be a rather large achievement!

Disclaimer: all photos in this post are available through a Creative Commons license on Flickr.

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Published by Bram Reusen
Bram Reusen is a Belgian travel photographer, writer and the founder of Travel. Experience. Live. He now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. From backpacking and adventuring to slow travel and cycling trips, Bram focuses on nature and adventure travel. His passions are hiking in national parks and sampling craft beers.

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